Resource Hub for Shielding Trainees
Since the the Covid-19 pandemic those classed as clinically extremely vulnerable have been advised to take additional action to avoid exposure to the virus through strict social-distancing measures and “shielding”.
Shielding doctors and other vulnerable groups face a potentially prolonged period away from clinical aspects of training and it is important to consider resources and alternative methods of maintaining knowledge, skills and wellbeing support during this time.
See below for a collection of online resources and guidance for trainees who are shielding due to the Covid-19 pandemic.
HEE - Guidance for managing postgraduate medical trainees who are shielded due to COVID-19
NHS Employers Supporting Staff to Return to Work
BMA Briefing - Supporting Shielding Staff to Return to the Workplace
NHS People - Shielding and Returning to Work
BMJ - How can I make the most of my time shielding?
BMJ - How can I make the most of working from home?
PPE in Healthcare - Guidance and Advice
British Geriatrics Society - COVID-19: Trainees FAQs
Risk to health from COVID‐19 for anaesthetists and intensivists – a narrative review
Association of Anaesthetists of Great Britain and Ireland (AAGBI) webinar - Impact of shielding on Anaesthetists. Time point: 1:04:45
Anaesthetics Podcast - Special Agents of Shield
Practitioner Health Programme - Confidential Doctor Psychoeducation and Support Service (England)
BMA Counselling and Peer Support 24/7 Service
COVID19 An emotional and psychological survival guide
HEE - Webinar and Podcast series for those Returning During the Pandemic